Skin penetration procedure is defined under the Public Health Act 2010 to mean any procedure that penetrates the skin or declared by the Public Health Regulation 2012 as being a skin penetration procedure.
This includes but not limited to:
• body and ear piercing
• colonic lavage
• cuticle cutting
• body modifications e.g. scarification
• blackhead removal using a needle
Skin penetration procedure does not include:
(a) any procedure carried out by a health practitioner registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, or by a person acting under the direction or supervision of a registered health practitioner, in the course of providing a health service, or
(b) any procedure declared by the regulations not to be a skin penetration procedure e.g. laser hair removal.